RESULTS-BASED WAREHOUSE HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES

  • Initial sector-specific compliance audit, in line with current distribution safety rules 
  • Tailored health and safety policy and risk assessments, covering key behavioural, vehicle, warehouse and storage safety hazards
  • Bespoke staff health and safety handbooks
  • Competent person role (required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)
  • Assistance with accident investigations, including reporting under RIDDOR
  • Liaison with the HSE, conducted by our own ex-enforcement officers  
  • Safety Cloud – flexible, web-based health and safety software
  • A wide range of instructor-led and online training courses, covering both general compliance and topics specific to health and safety in warehouses
  • Six-monthly safety audits and online reports

A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE SAFETY

Working in tandem with your team, Southalls delivers a compliance programme to tackle distribution safety rules and warehousing safety concerns, including handling and logistics, loading and unloading, racking and forklifts.

Every element is managed online with Safety Cloud, our comprehensive cloud-based health and safety software, so key data, records and tailored e-learning options are available round the clock. Intelligent fleet management software also helps transport managers keep operations running at optimum level.

We're dedicated health and safety consultants who love making a difference for our clients. Leave your contact details, and we'll be in touch within the next 24h to discuss a cost-effective compliance solution that fits your budget and your business.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 require employers to assess and manage the risk of exposure to asbestos. In reality this means ensuring you know firstly if your building contains any asbestos and secondly managing potential exposure. Failure to adequately manage the risks associated with asbestos often leads to heavy prosecution fines.

How do we help you?

We undertake a survey (called a Management Survey) to establish the facts. This will involve sampling any materials suspected to contain asbestos. Sample results can be obtained same day if required. Pulling all of the data together to compile a survey including site plan with asbestos register. Taking this a step further than other providers, we then work with you to produce a Management Plan ensuring you fully comply with the Regulations.

What about refurbishment or demolition?

If refurbishment or demolition is to be conducted the area must be subject to a Refurbishment and Demolition survey. We can undertake this often at short notice and turn around the samples rapidly.

As part of a Southalls intervention visit, we’ll assist you onsite to identify and evaluate the chemicals you use throughout your business. A specialist in your sector will review your current COSHH health and safety practices and procedures and uncover compliance gaps that could endanger your workforce. 

Our best practice recommendations will cover: 

- Firefighting and first aid 

- Storage and spillages

- Documentation, including record keeping and material safety data sheets (MSDS)

- Chemical combinations that could lead to compliance considerations under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002       

- Legislative changes and prosecution trends, such as recent HSE crackdowns on exposure to metal working fluids and welding fumes 

A post-audit write up will set out your personalised action plan, detailing immediate in-house fixes and long-term COSHH compliance solutions – from ongoing employee health surveillance to safer, more streamlined processes. 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes business owners, and those responsible for business premises, ultimately responsible for conducting a fire risk assessment and making safe their places of work. You need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help if you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself. Our consultants are qualified and experienced at conducting fire risk assessments across a variety of industries.

In brief, this process includes an assessment of:

- emergency routes and exits.

-fire detection and warning systems.

-fire fighting equipment.

-safe storage of dangerous substances.

-an emergency fire evacuation plan.

-the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities.

-providing information to employees and other people on the premises.

-staff fire safety training.

A fire risk assessment document and emergency plan will be produced ensuring you fully comply with The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire,  explosions and substances corrosive to metals. ‘Dangerous substances’ can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.

We will conduct a risk assessment to establish what dangerous substances are present and what risk they present, We will identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur and what control measures are needed to remove or control the risk.

Furthermore, we provide training for staff to  ensure employees are properly informed about and trained to control or deal with the risks from the dangerous substances.

Protect your team with free ready-to-print posters sharing the basics of coronavirus safety. Bright, bold designs provide instant reminders about hand washing, social distancing and looking out for colleagues – so your staff play an active part in preventing the spread.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 require employers to assess and manage the risk of exposure to asbestos. In reality this means ensuring you know firstly if your building contains any asbestos and secondly managing potential exposure. Failure to adequately manage the risks associated with asbestos often leads to heavy prosecution fines.

How do we help you?

We undertake a survey (called a Management Survey) to establish the facts. This will involve sampling any materials suspected to contain asbestos. Sample results can be obtained same day if required. Pulling all of the data together to compile a survey including site plan with asbestos register. Taking this a step further than other providers, we then work with you to produce a Management Plan ensuring you fully comply with the Regulations.

What about refurbishment or demolition?

If refurbishment or demolition is to be conducted the area must be subject to a Refurbishment and Demolition survey. We can undertake this often at short notice and turn around the samples rapidly.

As part of a Southalls intervention visit, we’ll assist you onsite to identify and evaluate the chemicals you use throughout your business. A specialist in your sector will review your current COSHH health and safety practices and procedures and uncover compliance gaps that could endanger your workforce. 

Our best practice recommendations will cover: 

- Firefighting and first aid 

- Storage and spillages

- Documentation, including record keeping and material safety data sheets (MSDS)

- Chemical combinations that could lead to compliance considerations under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002       

- Legislative changes and prosecution trends, such as recent HSE crackdowns on exposure to metal working fluids and welding fumes 

A post-audit write up will set out your personalised action plan, detailing immediate in-house fixes and long-term COSHH compliance solutions – from ongoing employee health surveillance to safer, more streamlined processes. 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes business owners, and those responsible for business premises, ultimately responsible for conducting a fire risk assessment and making safe their places of work. You need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help if you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself. Our consultants are qualified and experienced at conducting fire risk assessments across a variety of industries.

In brief, this process includes an assessment of:

- emergency routes and exits.

-fire detection and warning systems.

-fire fighting equipment.

-safe storage of dangerous substances.

-an emergency fire evacuation plan.

-the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities.

-providing information to employees and other people on the premises.

-staff fire safety training.

A fire risk assessment document and emergency plan will be produced ensuring you fully comply with The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire,  explosions and substances corrosive to metals. ‘Dangerous substances’ can be found in nearly all workplaces and include such things as solvents, paints, varnishes, flammable gases, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), dusts from machining and sanding operations, dusts from foodstuffs, pressurised gases and substances corrosive to metal.

We will conduct a risk assessment to establish what dangerous substances are present and what risk they present, We will identify and classify areas of the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur and what control measures are needed to remove or control the risk.

Furthermore, we provide training for staff to  ensure employees are properly informed about and trained to control or deal with the risks from the dangerous substances.

SAFETY CLOUD – YOUR KEY TO HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE

Quick to implement and built around your business, Safety Cloud software effortlessly automates the management of health and safety in warehouses. Proactive email reminders keep everything on time and on track, so you’re free to focus on your day job.

We'd love to show you why over 100,000 clients worldwide have made the move to the cloud. Leave your details, and we'll be in touch within the next 24h.

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